One HR blogger I’ve enjoyed reading for years is Alexander Kjerulf, a.k.a. The Chief Happiness Officer. He wrote a post in which he highlighted his 10 most popular posts. Near the top of the list was his post titled “Top 10 signs you’re unhappy at work.”
While I agree with everything in his post, it got me thinking about the signs you’re happy at work. In the usual frustrations that come from working with other human beings, it can be easy to miss these signs that we really do love what do every day:
1. You have friends at work. We want to work with and for people we like and respect.
2. You enjoy helping your colleagues. You’re as invested in their success as your own.
3. You’re shocked when it’s already 4 p.m. The days fly by because you’re engaged with your work and enjoy what you’re doing.